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  1. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    how's the acceleration? I would probably look at the Volt first if I was going to do the hybrid/electric thing.
  2. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I just went from a 03 Ford Explorer to a 2012 Ford Focus.....sooooooo much less gas is needed
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  3. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    It's not too bad really, good enough to merge on freeway, etc.
  4. CyberB0b

    CyberB0b Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Ford doesn't make a 3 cylinder anymore. The Fusion comes in a few packages: base 4 cylinder, base 6 cylinder, turbocharged 4 cylinder ecoboost. I think the ecoboost is the best of the bunch.

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  5. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed...part 2 Zone Supporter

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    given that GM has recalled more cars this year then they produced in the last 3 years (i believe) i'd not even touch one of their products.
  6. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    http://www.foxsports.com/motor/stor...e-has-ford-s-smallest-motor-ever-video-072614

    Was in Europe for a couple of years I believe.
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  7. Wheeltax

    Wheeltax Well-Known Member

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    To be fair, the ignition switch issue (which was inexcusable) put GM under a lot of scrutiny to the point where they're issuing recalls for things now that would never be recalls for any other manufacturer. To wit, my Camaro SS has a recall on it because 3 people out of 514,000 cars sold were somehow able to contort enough to actually knock the key to the off position, and the "fix" is a smaller key.

    If I were looking for an economical A-to-B car it would probably be a Focus. They're nice little cars for the price. A Fusion maybe if more room is needed.
  8. 65fastback2plus2

    65fastback2plus2 Well-Known Member

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  9. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    Yeah I meant Focus not Fusion.
  10. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Active Member

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    "Hear me out before ya laugh..........."

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    In deference to your sig....

    Everyone wants a Prius, until they get hit. - Silver Surfer[/quote] :D
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  11. ninja

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    How about a Honda CR-V? It's not a sedan and I don't know what you mean by performance (are you going to take it on the race track on the weekends?). The CR-V gets god gas mileage, is roomy, stylish, under 30K, and your clients will feel comfortable. You can also put stuff like briefcases, suitcases, company product demos and other stuff in the back very easily. Sharp looking car also. The car seat would be no problem. And the CR-V sits higher than a sedan which makes getting in and out a lot easier.
  12. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler Zone Supporter

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    :D[/quote]

    I used to make fun of these cars just like the next guy until we owned one. It has not been in the shop once. Our BMW x5 and Jeep GC Limited spend more time there than on the road :(
  13. Silver Surfer

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    Have no qualms with Toyota quality - own one myself. But I'd rather be in my truck than a Prius at time of impact.
  14. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    In that price range and driving , buy honda or Toyota
  15. RonSpringsdaman20

    RonSpringsdaman20 alpha seeing omega Zone Supporter

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    and so much more foot power needed :D
    just jokin ya... good car.
  16. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    I had a chrysler 300c hemi it was a nice car. It was pretty fast and got good gas mileage for being a heavy v8. Basically like the charger but better looking. Only thing I didnt like about it was they dont ride very good at all.
  17. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I'm currently thinking about getting a challenger in the next month or two.
  18. Aikmaniac

    Aikmaniac Well-Known Member

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    I know you mentioned used, but check out the new Mazda 6. I bought one last year. 38 mpg on the highway and pretty sporty looking. Has a ton of options which are standard.
  19. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Dude, just give it up. You've got a child. Get a minivan already.
  20. Denim Chicken

    Denim Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Hahaha. Never!

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